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Tools to Prepare for the Certified Industrial Hygienist Spring Exam

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) provides tips for those who plan on taking the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) exam.

Lansing, MI – WEBWIRE

Examinees who are thoroughly prepared and know what to expect are much more likely to pass the CIH exam.

The Certified Industrial Hygienist program is rigorous and achieved by only the best industrial hygienists.  February 1st was the deadline for Applicants to submit their completed applications to be eligible for the spring exam which is offered during April and May.  The intended purpose of the exam is to help ensure that professionals working in this field have the skills and knowledge that have been identified as being important in the practice of industrial hygiene. 
The CIH exam is challenging for many and the preparation can be time consuming, but the rewards are also great.  Professionals who have earned the CIH have proven that they have met all the requirements for education and experience, and through examination, have demonstrated knowledge and skills in the broad scope of industrial hygiene practice.
Historically, during most exam periods, less than half the Examinees pass the exam.  To help Examinees prepare for the exam, ABIH has made a number of important resources available on their website.  They include the following:

  • CIH Job Analysis
  • Rubric Definitions
  • Equation Sheet
  • Calculator Information
  • Sample Exam Questions
  • Exam FAQs

“Examinees who are thoroughly prepared and know what to expect are much more likely to pass the CIH exam,” said Lynn O’Donnell, CIH, Executive Director for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.  “We encourage people to take advantage of these resources.  In addition, both AIHA and ACGIH list recommended publications for studying for the exam and there is a link to these on the ABIH website.”
To access any of these resources, please visit:
Each year, the CIH exam is offered during a two month period during the spring and fall.  To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or the CIH program, please email , visit, or call (517) 321-2638.
About the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
Since 1960, ABIH, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world’s largest, premier organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH is responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance and ethics enforcement.  Currently, more than 6700 people are certified to use the CIH designation.

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